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Atriplex halimus

Tree purslane

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreenish white
  • Leaf ColourSilvery grey

Description

Atriplex halimus (Tree purslane). This species will produce a compact semi-evergreen shrub; the leaves are silver-grey and arranged alternately. The flowers are produced in panicles of green-white blooms in late summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

S. Europe. Occasionally naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Hedging, banks. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

You can grow the shrubs in well-drained soil which is poor to moderately fertile with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds from spring to the early summer.

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